Phuket, aka Southeast Asia main tourist destination! It combines wonderful beaches, jungles, amazing wildlife, rich culture, delicious food, multiple five stars resorts to choose from and much more. Phuket has something to suit any type of vacationer! If you want to stay inside the resort or go on an adventure and explore the wildlife, Phuket is the place you are looking for.
1. Phuket’s FantaSea
Phuket’s ultimate cultural theme park. Yes, you heard right: theme park. Let me put it this way, this is the first thing any concierge will recommend to do on your first night. This place has multiple shows, stores, Thai cuisine restaurants, elephants rides, etc.
The main show, called Fantasy of a Kingdom, bring the story of Kamala’s legend to life. The legend consists on a curse placed by the guardians spirits to the Prince and his beloved elephant companion turning them into stone until the land could learn the true meaning of harmony and peace. Interesting right?
After the show, we were wondering around the park and found a place where you could dress up as the Queen of Thailand. So naturally, I had to take a picture haha
The pictures turnout great, but It was clear that these costumes haven’t being washed in a while. The dust gave me an allergic reaction! haha Whatever, it was worth it.
2. A much needed massage at the JW Marriot Spa
Thailand is known for its amazing massages. You can get a massage everywhere: at the beach, at the mall, in the streets etc. And the price per massage is just unbelievable! $3 for half-hour massages. If I lived in Thailand, I would get a massage three times a day haha
To read my hotel review of the JW Marriot Phuket Resort & Spa, click here.
3. Zip-lining through Phuket’s jungle
Zip-lining has been in my bucket list for quite a while now. I really enjoyed this activity! When sliding through the jungle, you can see wild animals, native birds and strange insects.
4. The Wat Chalong
The Wat Chalong is Phuket’s most important temple.
5. The Big Buddha
Once it’s completed, this will be the biggest Buddha in Asia.
6. James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay
Phuket is definitely a place to visit when it’s high season. The best time to visit is between December and March, during the lowest rainfall period. Of course, I visited during the highest rainfall months haha
Though, Phuket is a year round vacation destination and there’s a 50/50 chance to get awesome weather (If so, you are lucky) during low season or rainy days during high season! Bipolar weather.
If you think we were having a miserable time and just smiled for the photo, you are wrong. Even though it was rainy and cloudy, we had an amazing time exploring the caves. Of course, that $1 poncho was useless, but it was quite an experience. A little rain won’t stop us!
This weather (of course) wasn’t part of our plan, but traveling the world has taught me that you have to look the positive side of all situations even at the most miserable times of your trip haha. So instead of complaining (like most people would), we bought some useless ponchos and enjoy the kayak ride under the rain! 🙂
7. The beautiful beaches of Phuket
On our last day, we didn’t have enough time to schedule a tour so we decided to rent a car and drive around Phuket’s coastline. All the beaches were just mesmerizing! What really impressed me is how different they are to each other, even though they are located just few miles apart.
8. Lastly, ride Thailand’s famous Tuk-Tuks!
Phuket’s Tuk-Tuks drastically differ from other Tuk-Tuks from other cities in Thailand. They are painted in multiple bright colors and look like a mini car, even though its technically a motorcycle haha. Whether in other parts of Thailand, like Bangkok for example, they are all white and look more like a motorcycle with additional seats for passengers attached to it.